Pilar Corrias

Tschabalala Self

Tschabalala Self

Tschabalala Self

Installation view: The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, 26 May - 3 September 2018. Photo credit: Stephen Ironside, Ironside Photography, 2018
Installation view: The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, 26 May - 3 September 2018. Photo credit: Stephen Ironside, Ironside Photography, 2018
Installation view: The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, 26 May - 3 September 2018. Photo credit: Stephen Ironside, Ironside Photography, 2018
Koco at the Bodega
Tschabalala Self
2017
Colored pencil, photocopies of hand-colored drawings, acrylic, flashe, fabric and painted canvas on canvas 243.8 x 213.4 cm 96 x 84 in
Bars
Tschabalala Self
2017
Colored pencil, gouache, photocopies of hand-colored drawings, acrylic, flashe, fabric and painted canvas on canvas 243.8 x 213.4 cm 96 x 84 in
KLK
Tschabalala Self
2017
Acrylic, flashe, fabric and painted canvas on canvas 243.8 x 213.4 cm 96 x 84 in
Pop
Tschabalala Self
2017
Acrylic, watercolour, flashe, crayon, coloured pencil, oil pastel, pencil, hand-coloured photocopy, hand-coloured canvas on canvas 243.8 x 213.4 cm 96 x 84 in
Bayo
Tschabalala Self
2017
Acrylic, watercolour, flashe, crayon, coloured pencil, hand-coloured photocopy, coloured photocopy, hand-coloured canvas on canvas 243.8 x 213.4 cm 96 x 84 in
Habibi Papi
Tschabalala Self
2017
Watercolour, acrylic, flashe, gouache, coloured pencil, hand-coloured photocopies, photocopies hand-coloured canvas on canvas 243.8 x 213.4 cm 96 x 84 in
Bodega Run Diptych
Tschabalala Self
2017
Acrylic, watercolour, flashe, gouache, coloured pencil, pencil, hand-coloured photocopy, hand-coloured canvas on canvas 243.8 x 213.4 cm (each) 96 x 84 in (each)
Keeper 1
Tschabalala Self
2017
Mirrored Plexiglass 101.6 x 59.9 x 1.7 cm 40 x 23 5/8 x 5/8 in
NyQuil and Phone Card Study
Tschabalala Self
2017
Hand coloured digital archive print on German etching paper, crayon, coloured pencil, and watercolour 43 x 58 x 2 cm 16 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 3/4 in
Installation View: Tschabalala Self: Bodega Run
Pilar Corrias Gallery
Tschabalala Self, 2017
7 September- 27 September, 2017
Installation view: Tschabalala Self: Bodega Run
Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Tschabalala Self
7 September - 27 September, 2017
Installation view: Tschabalala Self: Bodega Run
Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
Tschabalala Self
7 September - 27 September, 2017
Installation view: Tschabalala Self:
Pilar Corrias Gallery
Tschabalala Self
7 September- 27 September, 2017
Readymade Neon Collage
Tschabalala Self
2017
Readymade neon signs and sticker Dimensions variable
Installation view: Tschabalala Self, Tramway
Tschabalala Self
2017
Photo: Max Slaven
Installation view: Tschabalala Self, Tramway
Tschabalala Self
2017
Photo: Max Slaven
Installation view: Tschabalala Self, Tramway
Tschabalala Self
2017
Photo: Max Slaven
Installation view: Tschabalala Self, Tramway
Tschabalala Self
2017
Photo: Max Slaven
Get' It
Tschabalala Self
2016
Acrylic, Flashe, handmade paper, and fabric on canvas 243.84 x 182.88 cm
Mane
Tschabalala Self
2016
Linen, fabric, oil pastels, and Flashe on canvas 243.84 x 182.88 cm
Partners
Tschabalala Self
2016
Oil, acrylic, charcoal, paper, and fabric on canvas 91.44 x 76.2 cm
Genie
Tschabalala Self
2016
Oil, acrylic, and fabric on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Mira Mira
Tschabalala Self
2016
Oil, acrylic, paper, fabric, and found materials on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm
For the Gods
Tschabalala Self
2016
Oil, pigment and fabric on canvas 172.7 x 91.4 cm
Sapphire
Tschabalala Self
2015
Oil, pigment and fabric on canvas 213.3 x 152.4 cm
Installation view: Parasol Unit
Tschabalala Self
2017
Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Photography by Philip White.
Installation view: Parasol Unit
Tschabalala Self
2017
Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Photography by Philip White.
Installation view: Parasol Unit
Tschabalala Self
2017
Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Photography by Philip White.
Installation view: Parasol Unit
Tschabalala Self
2017
Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Photography by Philip White.
Bodega Run
Tschabalala Self
2015
Oil, pigment and Flashe on canvas 111.8 x 76.2 cm
Tease
Tschabalala Self
2014
Oil, acrylic, gouache and collage on canvas 111.8 x 76.2 cm
Pieces of Me
Tschabalala Self
2015
Oil, acrylic on paper 111.8 x 76.2 cm
Study For Hip Hop Hades
Tschabalala Self
2014
Oil, acrylic and gouache on paper 111.8 x 76.2 cm
Shade
Tschabalala Self
2012
Oil, acrylic and gouache on paper 111.8 x 76.2 cm
Baby Doll
Tschabalala Self
2012
Oil, acrylic and gouache on paper 111.8 x 76.2 cm
Coco
Tschabalala Self
2012
Oil on paper 111.8 x 76.2 cm
A Constellation
Tschabalala Self
2015
Oil, pigment and Flashe on canvas 111.8 x 76.2 cm Installation view: A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, 12 November 2015 - 6 March 2016
A Constellation
Tschabalala Self
2015
Oil, pigment and Flashe on canvas 111.8 x 76.2 cm Installation view: A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, 12 November 2015 - 6 March 2016

Tschabalala Self builds a singular style from the syncretic use of both painting and printmaking to explore ideas about the black female body. The artist constructs exaggerated depictions of female bodies using a combination of sewn, printed, and painted materials, traversing different artistic and craft traditions. The exaggerated biological characteristics of her figures reflect Self’s own experiences and cultural attitudes toward race and gender. “The fantasies and attitudes surrounding the Black female body are both accepted and rejected within my practice, and through this disorientation, new possibilities arise,” Self has said. “I am attempting to provide alternative, and perhaps fictional, explanations for the voyeuristic tendencies towards the gendered and racialized body; a body which is both exalted and abject.”

Tschabalala Self (B.1990 Harlem, USA) lives and works in New York and New Haven. Forthcoming exhibitions include: Bodega Run, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2017); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York (2017). Selected current and recent exhibitions include: Tschabalala Self, Tramway, Glasgow (2017); Tschabalala Self, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (2017); Desire, Moore Building, Miami (2016); The Function, T293, Naples (2016); A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem (2015); Tropicana, The Cabin, Los Angeles (2015).

 

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